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Chain Saw Training for Constant War!



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Chainsaw work and tree felling are more dangerous than fighting fires, policing the worst neighborhoods or even fighting in wars.  The chainsaw is a tool and the potential weapon of your own destruction. Trees are like real big slow bullets that by your own hand and gravity alone will kill or disable you of life. …

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Personal Proection Equipment and Job Volunteer Work Site Safety

Personal protection equipment must be warn at all times on an active job site. 

Construction helmets are required when working around heavy equipment, in doors or under trees with potential falling hazards.

Eye and face protection is required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in areas that require it.

Gloves and long sleeved shirts are required when preforming certain manual tasks, operating hand or power tools or working in…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 27, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

STIHL Training July 2015

CHAIN SAW SAFETY

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on June 15, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

garden volunteers 2015





PEACE FELLOW GARDENERS

FARM CITY DETROIT IS EMBARKING ON IT'S 2ND SEASON OF PROVIDING THE NORTHWEST COMMUNITY OF BRIGHTMORE / OLD REDFORD WITH ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE. WE ARE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES WHO DESIRE TO LEARN HOW TO GROW FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

WE AT FERTILE…

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Added by kofi1947 @yahoo. com on April 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Getting Lunch for your Volunteers.

Pre-order lunches for groups larger than ten one week in advance of your volunteer day.

Call or Email orders Maegan Murphy (313) 766- 7578

Maeganmcjth@gmail.com

From the…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on March 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Blight Buster Boot Camp

The problems many cities across the country face are the same, the cost of commercial and residential blight removal, lack of of a trained work force and under employment of youth and veterans.



The solution is to partner veterans job training and reintegration programs with young adults mentor programs to economically attack the blight in their communities.



Develop Blight Buster Corps by expanding effective community volunteer blight removal…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on February 11, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Organization and individual volunteer sign up.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit.





Check our calendar of volunteer events and sign up or let us know what dates you are interested in and we will add it to the calendar.



http://unitedpeacerelief.ning.com/events



To get your groups…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Scale and Maintain Quality?

In the last couple of days I've met with a couple of local contractors, certified construction and demolition training program directors, as well as large scale developers and real-estate investment people from California.

They heard about what we were doing during a community meeting and wanted to get a tour of the Motor City Blight Busters Artist Village. Farm City, Veterans Villages and of course Large Marge.

It was interesting to talk to folks at different levels of the…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on December 6, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This is what I do

A friend directed me to Detroit. He said I could help set things up. We have helped several off grid communities. Here's what 1 community said about my visit. http://shutupandgrowit.org/tag/papa-byrd/
Take Care

Added by William Byrd on November 19, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00-4:00 Eastern

Join EPA's Smart Growth Program for an overview of free technical assistance available to communities through EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. On October 23, EPA announced a…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on October 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Veterans Green Bus Projects Has a New Home and Local Partner

In April of 2014 We joined forces with Motor City Blight Busters of Detroit. Together, we are building Veterans Green Housing, Job Training & Small Business Incubator with Farm City, Artist's and Veteran's Villages in the Old Redford district of Detroit.

We were looking for a firehouse to rebuild and found an entire community instead.

You remember we are wanted to find a firehouse to park the bus and create and…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Haitian Government's Department of Commerce Delegation Visit.

We were paid a visit by a delegation from the Haitian Government's Department of Commerce yesterday. It was an honor to show off The Veterans Green Bus Sustainable Disaster relief vehicle at Veterans Village Detroit. They were very interested in our use of used cooking oil to power the…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 4, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

The Home Depot Foundation Challenge Grant Final Report

We have spent the remainder of the challenge grant funds from The Home Depot Foundation on more tools and supplies for our growing team of veterans.



Here is the final report of what it has produced.



Purchased: In April of 2014 we used the grant on hand tools. bench grinder, hammer and drywall drills, framing, skill and chop saws ladders and personal protect equipment to address the work needed to be done on the Veterans Village after signing a 3 year lease to purchase…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on May 7, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Inventory of Garden Tool Library? Really?



Joe took pictures and engraved his mark on every tool in the Garden Tool Library. Then he loaded the photos into a gallery using our website. Joe will now teach another veteran how to document the power tool library.



This summer we will use the gallery…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on March 30, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Sketchup and Shelter 2.0 Class Wayne State

The www.Sketchup.com class at the Engineering Department of Wayne State went very well yesterday. With14 in attendance, 90% veterans came to learn how use the software to build the Shelter 2.0 and make their own designs.

The Veterans Green…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on March 16, 2014 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

White house visit: Champions of Change Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security







You are invited to attend a White House Champions of Change event on Tuesday, November 5th, highlighting Veterans…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on October 21, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

300 Million to Demo Detroit's Blight

There is allot of discussion about the federal money coming to Detroit to help remove blighted homes from the landscape and give Detroit an opportunity to rebuild more sustainably.

The Veterans Green Bus Project could be perfect partner for the city. Our veterans are…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on September 28, 2013 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

FARM AID and the Floods in Colorado

Just after returning to Detroit from the West Coast Tour we received an invitation from FARM AID to put a Green Team together for this year's concert. Not less than a week later the floods in Colorado effecting several communities and farms along the Platte River.



We will use…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on September 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

2013 West Coast Tour

The Veterans Green Bus West Coast Tour started in Seattle WA. with a stop and Farming Veterans in June. We helped them weed and till there 5 acre farm and gave their members a tour of the bus and demonstrated the process of filtering used cooking oil to fuel the bus.…

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Added by Gordon Soderberg on July 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why Doc Wants On the Bus

Hello to all my name is Glen Miller or you can just call me Doc,

I am a former US NAVY Corpsman 8427 Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman, I am also a 90-91 Desert Shield, Desert Storm Veteran. I met Gordon Soderberg while I was Volunteering with Team Rubicon for relief efforts after hurricane sandy in Rockaway Beach New York. The last 2 weeks of my stay there, I got to sleep at the FOB with the green bus crew.

Let me say this over the years being out of the service, I…

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Added by Glen Miller on May 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

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